Senior housing gets a refresher in Hayward

Senior housing gets a refresher in Hayward
Affordable homes upgraded, improved


Community leaders and affordable housing advocates will gather on Friday, September 21 to celebrate the rededication of the Josephine Lum Lodge, a 150-unit affordable housing development in Hayward that has just undergone $10.8 million in renovations and upgrades.


Richard Rainey, Regional Director of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development; Alameda County Supervisor Gail Steele and Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney are among the dignitaries who will join investors, the development team and residents to celebrate the renovation of the complex, originally built in 1973 as Eden Housing's first multi-family development.  It is designed to be affordable to seniors with fixed incomes.  The vast majority of residents are extremely low-income with average annual incomes of $12,000 or less.


Ceremonies will take place on Friday September 21st at noon at 2747 Oliver Drive in Hayward.


Josephine Lum Lodge has undergone major renovation to upgrade apartment interiors, and to provide new or improved building systems. "With these updates, Josephine Lum Lodge will be a quality source of affordable senior homes for many years to come," said Eden Housing, Inc. Executive Director Linda Mandolini.



Release Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2007

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